WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTIONNAIRE 

You're not just my client, your someone I care about very much.

& I'm not just your Photographer, I'm your friend,your ally

& the one who will be capturing one of the most incredible moments in your life.

You're not just in love, you're in a story that is continuously unfolding.

I want to capture that story for what it really is: Beautiful, poetic, imperfect & real.

I want to capture you & the nuances of the world you have created together.

The little things, the real emotion. 

The vulnerability, the tears, the love. 

The way you look at each other.

I want to facilitate a space for you & your loved ones to come together in a deep way. 

I want to give you photos that take you right back to that moment every time you look at them.

Photos that your future generations will look upon with reverence.

Photos that make you laugh.

Photos that make you cry.

& everything in-between. 

KNOWING YOU HELPS ME KNOW HOW I CAN BEST SHOW UP & SERVE YOU ON YOUR WEDDING DAY. 

Please fill this form out together. It's totally confidential.

& Please, take your time.

This form is gender neutral, as I photograph in the name of love & the freedom to marry whomever you choose. 

If you haven't booked a venue yet just write, "To be determined."
Date of Wedding *
Date of Wedding
Would you be open to asking your guests to refrain from taking photos during the ceremony? *
It's beautiful to see every guest at a wedding calm & fully present with the ceremony. Often the officiate will make a simple announcement before they begin the ceremony.
Questions for both of you.
Please answer together & as honestly as you can. *
Please answer together & as honestly as you can.
We love planning our wedding.
Photographs of our wedding are important to us.
We consider ourselves art enthusiasts.
We care very much about the finer details.
We want everything to be perfect.
We work well under pressure/stress.
We expect our guests will be calm & relaxed
We expect our guests to start out calm & then party like partying is going out of style.
We just want to have fun all day.
We love making each other laugh.
Questions for Beloved #1
Please answer as honestly as you can. *
Please answer as honestly as you can.
I love being the center of attention.
I love weddings in general.
I feel prepared for my wedding day.
I need alone time to re-center.
I dislike having my photograph taken.
Being at the center of large groups is exhausting.
My family stresses me out.
A couple drinks & I no longer fear anything.
I show my emotions easily.
Sappy, lovey-dovy stuff grosses me out.
I'm really looking forward to celebrating with my family & friends.
Are they both going to attend the wedding? Has one passed away? Are you estranged from either of them? Were you raised by a different family member? Is your mom/dad your best friend? Have you just recently started getting along with one of them better? I invite you to share openly with me as family dynamic is really important to the overall story of the day.
If you're an only child simply write, "only child." & possibly tell me about an important friend who is just like a sibling to you.
Groomsmen/Bridesmaids, Best friends, Grandparents, People you haven't seen in forever, people you really want some special photos with.
Questions for Beloved #2
Please answer as honestly as you can *
Please answer as honestly as you can
I love being the center of attention.
I love weddings in general.
I feel prepared for my wedding day.
I need alone time to re-center.
I dislike having my photograph taken.
Being at the center of large groups is exhausting.
My family stresses me out.
A couple drinks & I no longer fear anything.
I show my emotions easily.
Sappy, lovey-dovy stuff grosses me out.
I'm really looking forward to celebrating with my family & friends.
Are they both going to attend the wedding? Has one passed away? Are you estranged from either of them? Were you raised by a different family member? Is your mom/dad your best friend? Have you just recently started getting along with one of them better? I invite you to share openly with me as family dynamic is really important to the overall story of the day.
If you're an only child simply write, "only child." & possibly tell me about an important friend who is just like a sibling to you.
Groomsmen/Bridesmaids, Best friends, Grandparents, People you haven't seen in forever, people you really want some special photos with.
Agreements
When were on the same page the whole day flows better.
Do you both understand that I'm providing a service to you & that fulfilling your needs/wants/desires is very important to me? *
Do you both understand that because I'm providing a service to you I expect you to be open & honest with me about who you are and what your wants/needs/desires are? *
Do you both understand that Wedding days are prone to certain complications & that your ability to follow schedule helps everyone else follow schedule too? *
Do you both understand that I may make forward decisions in order to help the day flow more smoothly & to be sure I get the best photos that I can? *
For example: I may invite you both to come with me to a private area to take a couple photos but also to give you a moment to catch your breath if you seem overwhelmed.
Do you both understand that I am not responsible for missing any photographic moments due to guests being in the way or the moment happening too quickly? *
Do you both understand that I will be taking A LOT of photos of you? *
But I will always do my best to capture you in the most flattering way that I can.
Do you both understand that some of the most captivating & beautiful photos are ones of humans showing genuine emotion? *
A beautiful example of this being the Groom crying as he watches the Bride walk down the isle. Or a Daughter sharing the first dance with her Mom because her Father passed away. Please don't be afraid to show true emotion in front of the camera. You may be having a tender moment when suddenly you look over & see me photographing it, a common response being to wipe the tears away & hide that emotion. Felling is beautiful & I want you to know that I will always choose flattering photos of you no matter what emotion you're expressing.
Do you both understand that you are more than welcome to come to me with photo ideas throughout the day? *
I love it when newly-weds come up to me excited exclaiming that they want me to take a specific picture of them!
Do you both understand that a 50% non-refundable deposit is due within one month of booking me? *
Do you both understand that the second half of your payment will be due on your Wedding day? *

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO FILL OUT THIS QUESTIONNAIRE!